Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Assam and West Bengal on 22nd February 2021. At around 11:30 AM, Prime Minister will dedicate to the state important projects of the oil & gas sector in an occasion organized at Silapathar in Dhemaji, Assam. He also will inaugurate and lay the inspiration stone for Engineering Colleges during the event. At around 4:30 PM, Prime Minister will dedicate to the state and inaugurate several railway projects in Hooghly, West Bengal.
PM in Assam:
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the state the INDMAX Unit at Indian Oil’s Bongaigaon Refinery, Oil India Limited's Secondary area at Madhuban, Dibrugarh and a Gas Compressor Station at Hebeda Village, Makum, Tinsukia. He also will inaugurate the Dhemaji Engineering College and lay the inspiration stone for Sualkuchi Engineering College. These projects will inaugurate an era of energy security and prosperity, and open bright avenues of opportunity for local youth. they're in line with the Prime Minister's vision of Purvodaya to drive Eastern India's socio-economic growth. Governor and Chief Minister of Assam, and Union Minister for Petroleum and gas also will be present on the occasion.
The INDMAX unit at Indian Oil's Bongaigaon Refinery leverages the technology developed indigenously by Indian Oil-R&D to supply a better LPG and high-Octane Gasoline yield from heavy feedstocks. The unit will increase the Refinery's crude processing capacity from 2.35 MMTPA (million metric tonnes per annum) to 2.7 MMTPA. It's commissioning also will significantly enhance LPG production from 50 TMT (thousand metric tonnes) to 257 TMT and therefore the Motor Spirit (Petrol) production from 210 TMT to 533 TMT.
Oil India Limited's Secondary area has been built for safe storage of about 40,000 Kilo Litres of petroleum, and therefore the separation of formation water from Wet petroleum. The Rs 490 crore project also will have a Dehydration unit with an operating capacity of 10,000 Kilo Litres per day.
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The Gas Compressor Station at Makum, Tinsukia will increase the nation's petroleum production capacity by nearly 16500 Metric Tonne once a year. Built at Rs 132 Crore, the station comprises 3 Low-Pressure Booster Compressors and three High-Pressure Lifter Compressors.
The Dhemaji Engineering College has been built on 276 bighas of land, at the value of about Rs 45 Crore. it's the seventh Government Engineering College within the state and can offer B.Tech courses in Civil, Mechanical and computing. The Sualkuchi Engineering College, whose stone is going to be laid, is going to be built on 116 bighas of land at a price of about Rs 55 crore.
PM in West Bengal:
Prime Minister will inaugurate the extension of Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, and flag off the primary service on this stretch. This 4.1 km extension has been constructed for Rs. 464 crores, fully funded by the Central Government. it'll decongest road traffic and improve urban mobility. This extension will ease out access to the 2 world-famous Kali Temples at Kalighat and Dakshineswar, for lakhs of tourists and devotees. the 2 newly built stations namely Baranagar and Dakshineswar have modern passenger amenities and also are aesthetically designed and decorated with murals, photographs, sculptures and idols.
Prime Minister also will inaugurate the third line between Kalaikunda and Jhargram throughout 30 km of the 132 km long Kharagpur-Adityapur Third Line Project of South Eastern Railway, which was sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs. 1312 crores. The four stations between Kalaikunda and Jhargram are redeveloped by constructing four new station buildings, six new foot over bridges and eleven new platforms, along with side the renovation of the prevailing infrastructure. it'll help ensure seamless movement of passenger and freight trains on the Howrah-Mumbai trunk line.
Prime Minister will dedicate to the state the doubling of Azimganj to Khargraghat Road section, which may be a part of Howrah – Bandel – Azimganj section of Eastern Railway, which has been laid at a project cost of about Rs 240 crore.
Prime Minister also will dedicate to the state the fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara (11.28 km) of Howrah – Bardhaman Chord Line and therefore the third line between Rasulpur and Magra (42.42 km) of Howrah – Bardhaman path, which is the principal gateway of Kolkata. The third line between Rasulpur and Magra has been laid for Rs. 759 crores, while the fourth line between Dankuni and Baruipara has been laid at a project cost of Rs. 195 crores.
These projects will ensure better operational fluidity, less journey time and enhanced safety of train operations, also as boost the general economic process of the region.